Own the Sky

I was coaching an entrepreneur earlier this week and she asked:

“What if I fail? What if I fall?”

Darling, but what if you fly?

Take the leap.

Own the sky.

There’s both an internal and external journey when it comes to being an entrepreneur.

Our biggest stopping points are invisible.

One way to successfully make our invisible internal stopping points — visible —  is by engaging in a practice of observing rather than analyzing.

When you observe, you step into an ontological space and you ask yourself questions like:

  • What can I learn from this?
  • What do I need to explore?

When you analyze you immediately start going into “fixing” mode without giving yourself the spaciousness, the breathing room to see what’s really happening.

When you observe, you start focusing on what’s important to you, rather than what’s wrong.

When you focus on what means something to you, you generate incredible energy that moves you towards your goals and dreams.

Be more interested in your dreams than in your dramas. It will make all the difference in the world.

What goal and dream are you working on? Do share! I would love to hear from you!



New Research Finds Coaching to Be on Par with Therapy

Research is now finding that Coaching is on par with Therapy. Coaching other entrepreneurs has been so fulfilling to me because I love being in the presence of other entrepreneurs who are discovering what’s important to them and focusing on reaching their most important goals and dreams with enthusiasm and ease.

coaching program

If you would like to understand more about entrepreneur coaching, feel free to download my Entrepreneur Coaching Brochure and set up a Coaching Discovery Call! I would love to hear from you!



Kalika Yap, entrepreneur, inventor, author, and podcaster, joins Amanda Ma to discuss digital marketing trends and how to create a killer brand!


One of the students I mentored at Harvard-Westlake wrote this piece and won an award! So sweet!

A hero does not always possess amazing superpowers, nor do they have to save thousands of people from the brink of death. Heroes are normal people who others look up to. My hero is Kalika Yap. Not only is she an entrepreneur, she is also an author, inventor, and speaker. A kamaaina of Honolulu, Hawaii, Yap started off as a journalist under CNBC and Bloomberg. When she moved from New York to Los Angeles, it was hard to find a journalism job. During that time period, there was a point where she ended up teaching surfing and being paid under six dollars an hour. Now, she is the founder and CEO of several companies with revenues of over $35 million with her original, patented purse hook design and shop. This transition is just incredible. Kalika doesn’t stop there. Her goal is to help one million women entrepreneurs, make one million dollars in revenue, and create one million jobs. Not only does she make her own companies thrive, Kalika makes sure to share her experience and knowledge while empowering women to create successful businesses like her. I really admire Kalika for her extraordinary resilience, incredible management skills, and exceptional ingenuity.